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Personal Academic Tutors in 2019/20

Published: 2 October 2019
PAT Essential Guide
Personal Academic Tutor Essential Guide

On 30 September 2019, new and returning Personal Academic Tutors (PATs) gathered for a Personal Academic Tutor briefing session provided by staff members from Medical Education (part of PPM).

  • The session provided an overview of the different BM programmes and the curriculum structure.
  • It offered insights into the student feedback mechanisms, quality assurance processes and contextualised FMED’s most recent National Student Survey (NSS) results.
  • The discussion included the PAT role in general and the annual development planning process for students in particular. Finally, the session introduced participants to the extensive support provision available to students and to PATs themselves.

Being a Personal Academic Tutor is an expected and important part of the role of academics and clinicians and one that has great potential in enthusing, guiding and helping transform the lives of our students. If you would like more information about becoming a PAT, please contact Medical Education.

Missed the briefing? Further dates will be offered as required. In the meantime, there are a number of PAT resources available including an interactive e-learning module, ‘Being a Personal Academic Tutor’, which can be found via MEDUSA.  We have also updated our flagship guide Being an effective Personal Academic Tutor for the 2019/20 academic year.

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